DALLAS (April 20, 2013)—Aaron Ramsey, 35, has gone on trial for the starvation death of his 10-year-old son.
Ramsey faces life in prison if convicted of injury to a child.
Dallas Detective Daniel Greene testified Friday that Ramsey during talks with police seemed "detached" from the magnitude of what had occurred.
Prosecutors contend that Ramsey dumped the emaciated body of Johnathan Ramsey in a rural area south of Dallas in 2011.
The boy's remains were found by searchers a year ago in a creek.
Elizabeth Ramsey, the boy's stepmother, also is charged in the youngster’s death and will be tried separately.
Prosecutors say the father locked his son in his room where the boy slowly starved on a diet of bread and water.